JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed seventh-year DE/OLB Aaron Lynch, the club announced today.
Lynch, 6-6, 270, was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 73 career games (22 starts) and totaled 105 tackles, 20.0 sacks, 35 tackles for loss and 10 passes defensed.
In 2019, he played in all 16 games with the Bears and totaled six tackles, 2.0 sacks and two passes defensed. Prior to playing for Chicago (2018-19), Lynch played four seasons for the 49ers from 2014-17. In 2015, he started 13 games and registered career highs in tackles (38), sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (13).
Collegiately, Lynch played in 24 games (16 starts) at South Florida and totaled 63 tackles, 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2013, he earned first-team All-AAC honors after playing in 12 games (10 starts) and recording 30 tackles, 6.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He attended Island Coast (Cape Coral, Fla.) High School and earned first-team all-state honors and was named to the Florida Times-Union Super 75 squad as a senior.
To make room on the roster, the Jaguars released RB Jeremy McNichols and DE Chuck Harris on Monday.